ebXML enables enterprises of any size, in any global region, to conduct business using the Internet.
ebXML (Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language), is a modular suite of specifications that enables enterprises of any size and in any geographical location to conduct business over the Internet. Using ebXML, companies now have a standard method to exchange business messages, conduct trading relationships, communicate data in common terms and define and register business processes.
- ebXML Value
- Provides the only globally developed open XML-based Standard built on a rich heritage of electronic business experience.
- Creates a Single Global Electronic Market Enables all parties irrespective of size to engage in Internet-based electronic business. Provides for plug and play shrink-wrapped solutions.
- Enables parties to complement and extend current EC/EDI investment expand electronic business to new and existing trading partners.
- Facilitates convergence of current and emerging XML efforts.
- ebXML delivers the value by
- Developing technical specifications for the open ebXML infrastructure.
- Creating the technical specifications with the world's best experts.
- Collaborating with other initiatives and standards development organizations.
- Building on the experience and strengths of existing EDI knowledge.
- Enlisting industry leaders to participate and adopt ebXML infrastructure.
- Realizing the commitment by ebXML participants to implement the ebXML technical specifications.
ebXML was started in 1999 as an initiative of OASIS and the United Nations/ECE agency CEFACT. The original project envisioned and delivered five layers of substantive data specification, including XML standards for:
- Business processes
- Core data components
- Collaboration protocol agreements
- Registries and repositories
About OASIS http://www.oasis-open.org
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. The consortium produces more Web services standards than any other organization along with standards for security, e-business, and standardization efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 3,500 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.
Director of Communications, OASIS